How High Can You Score on This Football Quiz?

By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

The fall season has swept in, and you know it's time to get out the grill, grab a few drinks, and watch some football on the weekends. Are you prepared for the new season? Are you ready to talk trash to opposing fan bases? You'd better make sure you know your football before you start with the fiery comments, so here's a quiz where you can test that football knowledge!

Football is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the United States. Thousands of people play it each year, and even more than that watch the games every week. If a fan tried hard enough, they could watch a football game every day of the week during the fall, and it wouldn't be time wasted. Football is a chess match after all, and it provides plenty of entertainment for viewers. 


If you're a fan of the sport, get back in the football mood with this quiz. This quiz is filled with some of the hardest questions in the game, so you'll really have to dig deep to find the answers to many of these questions. For the most loyal football fans, though, it shouldn't be too hard. 

When you're ready, see if you can get a winning score on this football quiz! 

How do you determine who gets the ball first to start a football game?

What is the area where a player scores called?

What line divides the end zone from the field of play?

Once it's decided who gets the ball first, how does a football game start?

What happens if the ball goes out of the end zone on a kickoff?

What is it called when a linebacker rushes the quarterback?

How long is a football field, not including the end zones?

Which player snaps the football to begin a play?

How many players are allowed on one side of the ball?

What line separates the offense from the defense before a play?

Which number can a quarterback NOT wear?

How many points is a touchdown worth?

A first down without any penalties is how long?

The ball must be snapped before what runs out?

How many downs does an offense get to gain a first down?

What can an offense do on fourth down to change field position?

How many offensive players must line up on the line of scrimmage?

What's it called when the quarterback lines up a few yards behind the center?

A running back who drops the ball on the ground during a play does what?

What happens immediately after a touchdown is scored?

What do you call a pass to a receiver who has blockers in front of him?

How many points is a field goal worth?

How long is an NFL quarter?

What's it called when only safeties cover the deep part of the field?

What stat does a defender get when he tackles the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage?

What happens if an offensive lineman moves before the ball is snapped?

How many linebackers are in a traditional 3-4 defense?

What's it called when the defense catches a pass intended for a receiver?

In the NFL, where is the ball spotted​ after a touchback?

What happens if a quarterback is tackled into his own end zone?

How many yards does a holding penalty cost an offense?

What is a run play where the quarterback has the option to either hand it off or run it himself?

Which defensive position is primarily responsible for covering receivers?

What penalty is called if the play clock runs out before the ball is snapped?

Where does the red zone start on a football field?

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